When Does the 2022 Baseball Season Start?

Find out when the 2022 baseball season will start so you can be prepared.

When Does the 2022 Baseball Season Start?

When is the earliest possible start date for the season?

The earliest possible start date for the season is April 1, 2022. Major League Baseball has not announced an official start date for the 2022 season yet, but they have said that they are aiming for a late March/early April start.

Why was the 2020 season shortened?

The 2020 Major League Baseball season was originally scheduled to begin on March 26 and end on October 31. However, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States caused the season to be postponed until July 23. The regular season ended on September 27, resulting in a 60-game season instead of the normal 162 games.

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is set to begin on April 1 and end on October 3.

How have teams been preparing for the upcoming season?

Teams have been preparing for the upcoming season by holding Spring Training. Spring Training is a tradition in which teams from Major League Baseball (MLB) train in Florida and Arizona.

The first official game of the season is typically played on the Thursday following Easter Sunday. The teams that make it to the World Series play into November.

What changes can fans expect to see in the 2022 season?

The most significant change for the 2022 season will be the addition of a 16th team, the Houston Astros. With the expansion, the league will be split into two 8-team divisions (East and West). Each team will play a 154-game schedule, which is 4 games shorter than the traditional 162-game schedule. The regular season will begin on April 1st and end on September 28th. The postseason will start on October 3rd and conclude on October 31st with the World Series.

Other changes for the 2022 season include:
-An All-Star Game break from July 11th-13th
-A trade deadline of August 31st
-Interleague play throughout the entire season

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